City Light continues Lynnwood Link wire relocations on I-5

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Sound Transit-related work will cause rolling slowdowns from October 22-25

Seattle City Light crews plan to relocate existing overhead power lines over Interstate 5 near NE 189th and 195th streets to support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project.

This work will result in traffic impacts on October 22-25, 2019.

To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and contracted crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns of traffic in both directions of I-5 to ensure safe work operations and passage for motorists.

Traffic will be intercepted and escorted at slow speeds for up to 15 minutes between Lynnwood and north Seattle as crews pull overhead feeder cables across the highway.

Traffic will return to normal speeds once past the work area.

Rolling slowdowns will occur on the following dates:
  • Tuesday night (11:59pm), October 22 to Wednesday morning (4am), October 23
  • Wednesday night (11:59pm), October 23 to Thursday morning (4am), October 24
  • Thursday night (11:59pm), October 24 to Friday morning (4am), October 25
Additional Details:
  • Traffic using the following on-ramps to I-5 will be affected:
  • On southbound I-5: I-405 Interchange, 196th St SW, 44th Ave W (Lynnwood), 220th St SW, 236th St SW (Mountlake Terrace), State Route 104 (Shoreline)
  • On northbound I-5: NE 175th St, 5th Ave NE (Shoreline), NE Northgate Way, NE 80th St (Seattle)
Drivers should expect delays and consider using alternate routes during construction. Real-time traffic information is available on the WSDOT mobile app and the WSDOT Traffic Twitter feed.

More information on Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project, which will extend light rail into south Snohomish County and serve stations in Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood, is here or here.


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